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Polygala cruciata Linnaeus. Drumheads. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Bogs, damp or wet soil in openings. Dist: S. NJ south to s. FL, west to AR, se. OK, and e. TX; disjunct inland in se. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Sorrie & Weakley (2017) for a discussion supporting recognition of P. cruciata and P. aquilonia at species rank.

Synonymy: = K4, Sorrie & Weakley (2017a); = Polygala cruciata L. var. cruciata – F, K1; = Polygala ramosior (Nash) Small – S; < Polygala cruciata L. – Ar, C, Fl3, FNA10, G, GW2, K3, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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